Perfect pony cake with buttercream frosting

This birthday cake is perfect for the little girl who dreams of having her very own pony

  • 30 mins cooking
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Pony perfect
  • 2 x 340g packets buttercake mix
Butter cream
  • 250 gram butter
  • 3 cup (480g) icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • brown food colouring
  • 2 licorice straps
  • 1 chocolate freckle
  • 1 lifesaver


Pony perfect
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Grease two 20cm x 30cm lamington pans and line bases with baking paper.
  • 2
    Using two packets, make cake according to directions; divide mixture between pans. Bake about 30 minutes; turn onto wire racks to cool.
  • 3
    Place cakes side-by-side; using picture as a guide, cut out pony head.
  • 4
    To make butter cream, beat butter until as white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth.
  • 5
    Position cakes on 40cm square prepared board, join with a little butter cream. Tint two-thirds of remaining butter cream brown, spread evenly over cake, except for mane. Use remaining untinted cream for mane.
  • 6
    Cut pieces from licorice strap for eye and nostril; cut licorice strap into thin strips for bridle, then, using picture as a guide, position on cake with freckle and lifesaver.


This cake is perfect for the little girl who dreams of having her very own pony.